I read The Companion by Katie Alender last year and shared my thoughts with my friend Yami from A Bookworm’s Thoughts on release day! Our review is here. The Companion even made my Top 10 of 2020: see that post here. Now Kim has read it and is sharing her review today!
Author: Katie Alender
Published: August 25, 2020
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
The other orphans say Margot is lucky.
Lucky to survive the horrible accident that killed her family.
Lucky to have her own room because she wakes up screaming every night.
And finally, lucky to be chosen by a prestigious family to live at their remote country estate.
But it wasn’t luck that made the Suttons rescue Margot from her bleak existence at the group home. Margot was handpicked to be a companion to their silent, mysterious daughter, Agatha. At first, helping with Agatha–and getting to know her handsome older brother–seems much better than the group home. But soon, the isolated, gothic house begins playing tricks on Margot’s mind, making her question everything she believes about the Suttons . . . and herself.
Margot’s bad dreams may have stopped when she came to live with Agatha – but the real nightmare has just begun.
Dude, this was creepy!
Sometimes reality can be scarier than the worst paranormal elements! Thankfully, this one wasn’t so twisty that I felt stupid for not getting it, yet I still had to think. I enjoyed going through all the possibilities in my head. I was immediately drawn in by Margot. As callous as it sounds, her trauma intrigued me. It was survivor’s guilt, yet she was so aware about it. And then of course, if something seems to good to be true, it probably is and the Suttons’ cracks started showing pretty quickly.
The house, I would like to live there! Creepy, yet livable! I think this is a great book for teens, especially those who like psychological thrillers! It’s very Jane Eyre, just add a psycho!